Seattle U Black History Month Events

Written by Hannah Crivello
February 13, 2015

The Seattle University African American Alumni Chapter connects African American alumni of Seattle University, current African American students and the faculty and staff of the University. See below for special events organized by the African American Alumni Association to celebrate Black History Month.?


August Wilson?s The Piano Lesson
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Friday, February 6 ?| ?7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 7 ?| ?2:00 p.m.

Discounted tickets are available to The Piano Lesson, August Wilson?s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set in Depression-era Pittsburgh as a brother and sister battle over whether to keep or sell their antique piano that was exchanged for their great grandfather?s wife and son in the days of slavery.

Following the Saturday matinee on February 7th, hear from local scholars and visionaries at ?Speak Up!?, a community conversation about issues raised in The Piano Lesson.?

Seattle U alumni and friends receive 20% off ticket prices along with a $10 student rate. Purchase tickets here.



Seattle University Homecoming Rally & Game
Saturday, February 7 ?| ?6:00 p.m.
Coke Corner | KeyArena
After ?Speak Up!?, please join us for our Homecoming festivities next door at KeyArena to support your Redhawk student athletes and celebrate our Seattle University community and tradition.

View the homecoming schedule here.?



Black History Month Celebration and Talent Showcase
Friday, February 20
Events below...

Black History Month Celebration
Seattle U | Casey Commons
6:00-8:00 p.m.?

Talent Showcase
Seattle U | Wyckoff Auditorium
8:00-9:30 p.m.?

Join alumni, SU faculty and staff, family and friends for our annual Black History Month Celebration. We are bringing together distinguished alumni and members of the community to honor the African American Alumni Chapter?s past as we celebrate our new leadership and plans for our future.

Then join the Black Student Union for the Talent Showcase featuring talents that are reflective of Black/African-American/African culture. You?ll see short presentations that include singing, rapping, dancing, poetry and musical performances by current students and alumni.

To register click here.

Are you flying under the radar while serving your community or implementing and sharing Jesuit traditions, values, and philosophies learned while at Seattle University?

We are looking for you! Please share 2-3 impactful photos showing your service in action.

Please email Andre? Taybron and provide 3-5 sentences identifying who you are, graduation year, current city, state and job title (if applicable), SU academic program and the service description along with your photos. We will feature you in a slide presentation at our Black History Celebration on February 20th.?



Search for Meaning Book Festival
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Author Session: 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Sullivan Hall 110
Coffee: 2:30 p.m. | Location TBD
The Search for Meaning Book Festival features 55 best-selling authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. Register today to join author Rosette Royale, a writer, speaker and storyteller and current interim editor of Real Change, for his author session titled Sacred journalism: Touching the untouchable in newspaper writing. Following, join Royale and author Tina Kelley for a special coffee sponsored by the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness.

Click here for more information and to register!?